WIPHOF: Honor Thy Foremothers?

by , Jan 7, 2008 | 2:58 pm

Curious … we all know the regular hubbub over ladies events — are-they-discriminatory-or-not-and-who-cares-oh-look-there’s-a boy-in-a-dress-ok-cards-in-the-air. But am wondering if the ladies honored in this article about their forthcoming induction into the new Women in Poker Hall of Fame might find the CardPlayer hedline offensive. Because you know, Binion’s isn’t even like on the Strip, let alone a place you should expect to see Linda Johnson topless, right?

5 Comments to “WIPHOF: Honor Thy Foremothers?”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    I believe Card Player uses the Strip Poker to cover events in all parts of Vegas.


  2. DanM

    Ahh. I suspect that label plays about as well as A-9 offsuit in middle position.

  3. Dan

    You know, I’m sure Linda is a thoroughly nice person, but I don’t think I’d want to think about her stripped too much more. She looks a little like my grandma.

  4. DanM

    Linda is a more naughty-fun lady than you might think. (I once saw pictures of her in compromising positions with a zoo animal.) But still, for her sake, I hope she doesn’t have to go to the pole to replenish her bankroll. For some reason, I think that’s kinda what they are honoring with these players … that they didn’t need to booty-shake their way to a bunch of final tables.

  5. California Jen

    Strip Poker was a witty headline – in at least one person’s mind – for any poker news related to Las Vegas, but I agree that it’s not appropriate, especially in this case.

    With that said, I’m not nearly as irritated by the Strip Poker headline as the existence of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame in itself. The Poker Hall of Fame isn’t good enough? Separate but equal sounded like a good idea here? Oy ve – don’t get me started!